In Touch the Top of the World, Erik recalls his struggle to push past the limits placed on him by his visual impairment - and by a seeing world. He speaks movingly of the role his family played in his battle to break through the barriers of blindness: the mother who prayed for the miracle that would restore her son's sight, the father who encouraged him to strive for the "unreachable" mountaintop.
Fewer than a hundred mountaineers have climbed all Seven Summits - the highest peak on each of the seven continents. Erik Weihenmayer has reached four of the seven. From the snow-capped summit of McKinley to the high peaks of Aconcagua and Kilimanjaro, Erik's story is truly one of having the vision to dream big; the courage to reach for near impossible goals; and the grit, determination, and ingenuity to transform our lives into something miraculous.
(From the Popular Adult Books shelf.)